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Eid Milad –un- Nabi

Mawlid, also known as Eid Milad un Nabi, is a celebration of the Islamic prophet Muhammad's birthday that takes place in Rabi' al-awwal, the third month of the Islamic calendar. This day, also known as "Milad un Nabi," is celebrated as a public holiday in many countries with large Muslim populations to mark the anniversary of the Quranic founder and founder of Islam. The Gregorian calendar's date will change each year because the Islamic calendar is based on lunar cycles. This holiday will be observed twice in some years because the Islamic calendar is approximately 11 days shorter than the Gregorian calendar.

In mosques that have been lit up to commemorate Muhammad's birthday all over the Islamic world, religious lectures and recitals of Qur'anic verses are held to mark the occasion. In the evening, traditional poems about Muhammad's life are recited both in public mosques and at home. Mawlid is celebrated in a carnival-like manner in some countries by Sufi orders, with large street processions and decorations in homes or mosques. Children recite poetry as they tell stories about the life of Muhammad and distribute food and charity. Qada al-Burda Sharif, a well-known poem written by Arabic Sufi Busiri in the 13th century, is recited by scholars and poets to mark the occasion." A chaotic, incoherent spectacle, where numerous events happen simultaneously, all held together by the common festive time and space,” describes a typical Mawlid. These celebrations are frequently regarded as an expression of the Sufi belief that Muhammad existed before time began. However, the primary purpose of these celebrations is to show love for Muhammad. The primary earliest accounts of the celebration of Mawlid can be found in Mecca in the 8th century when Al-Khayzuran made the house where Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was born a place of prayer. Harun-al-Rashid, a caliph, was the son of Al-Khayzuran's mother.

Despite the fact that public celebrations of Muhammad's birth did not begin until four centuries after his death. It is believed that the earliest Mawlid text dates back to the 12th century and is most likely Persian in origin. The Sunni and Shia branches of Islam observe the day in different ways. The Shia faith holds that Hazrat Ali was selected as the Prophet Muhammad's successor on Rabiulawal 12. On this day, the Sunni community does not observe mourning because they hold prayers throughout the month.

All public buildings are decorated with the national flag during Mawlid festivities, and at dawn, a 31-gun salute is fired in Islamabad and a 21-gun salute is fired at the provincial headquarters. Between the 11th and 12th of Rabi' al-awwal, hundreds of thousands of people celebrate Mawlid at Minar-e-Pakistan Lahore. This is the largest Mawlid celebration in the world.

For the day, all public and private institutions will remain closed in honor of the public holiday, and significant buildings and mosques are illuminated at night. different type of dish was made on this occasion.


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